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Nebraska CLE Requirements

Whether you're an experienced Nebraska attorney or a Nebraska newly admitted attorney, here's what you need to know about Nebraska’s mandatory continuing legal education (MCLE) requirements.

Nebraska CLE Requirements - General Information

General Information
CLE credit requirement10 credits every year
Categories8 General 
2 Ethics and professionalism
CLE Compliance deadlineDecember 31
CLE Reporting deadlineJanuary 20
Approved Quimbee formatsCOVID-19 Update: For 2020, all 10 credits may be earned through distance learning courses.

On-demand (limit 5)
Carryover5 live, general credits
CLE reporting instructionsQuimbee will report your attendance to the Nebraska Supreme Court. We electronically report the previous week’s attendance each Wednesday through the Nebraska Supreme Court website. Please retain your certificate as proof of your attendance. You may also access your certificate from our website at any time.

Nebraska CLE Requirements

Nebraska-licensed attorneys are required to complete 10 credits each year, including 2 ethics and professionalism credits.
COVID-19 Update: For 2020, all 10 credits may be earned through distance learning courses.

Nebraska-licensed attorneys may complete 5 credits through Quimbee's on-demand courses.
  • Attend approved, live, in-person CLE courses. 
  • Attend approved "in-house" CLE courses. 
  • Teach pre-approved CLE courses. 
  • Attend J.D. or graduate-level law courses offered by American Bar Association (ABA)-accredited law school.
Nebraska attorneys must complete their CLE requirement by December 31.
Yes, up to 5 general credits from live CLE courses may be carried over to the following reporting cycle.

Newly Admitted Attorneys

Newly admitted Nebraska attorneys begin their CLE requirement on January 1 of the year following admission to the Nebraska State Bar Association.Up to 5 live credits earned in the year of admission may be carried over into their first reporting cycle.

CLE Compliance and Reporting

In October of each year, attorneys will receive an email notification to review their online accounts and make sure all credits have been reported.
Nebraska attorneys must submit a report through the use of the on-line Nebraska MCLE system, showing that they have completed the MCLE requirement. This report must be submitted not later than January 31.

Resources

Mandatory Continuing Legal Education
Attorney Services Divisions 
13808 Normal Blvd.
Lincoln, NE 68506 
402-471-3137 

Newest Nebraska courses

Professionalism: How Wonderful it Really is to be a Lawyer

by Kevin Johnson
On demand
1h 2m 04s
Professionalism in the practice of law is not just complying with the Code of Professional Conduct. It is about how a lawyer is as a lawyer. This presentation describes what professionalism looks like in key areas of a law practice. Integrity, competence, attorney-client relations, dealing with other attorneys and with society, as well as why attorneys should look out for each other. A good attorney is ethical, it is the great attorney who understands and exercises professionalism throughout the day and over time.

Extreme Hardship Criteria in Waiver and Cancellation of Removal Cases: Clinical Strategies and Challenges for Immigration Lawyers

by Mark Silver
On demand
1h 2m 56s
In this seminar, forensic expert Mark Silver provides the immigration lawyer with a detailed analysis of criteria considered by clinical experts when undertaking a psychosocial evaluation in extreme hardship cases for waivers and cancellation of removal cases. Here, Mr. Silver integrates important legal considerations with the psychosocial criteria offering new and different insights to better advocate for the clients and their family members. He also reviews the different challenges that have an impact on extreme hardship considerations. Additionally, he addresses how to best present these issues to help your client.

Introduction to Trademark Law - An Overview from the PTO’s Pet Peeves in Applying for a Trademark to Proving Infringement in Federal Court

by Ken Kula
On demand
1h 4m 36s
Young and old attorneys can always learn something about Trademark Law. In this introduction to Trademarks, attorneys learn the basics of Trademark Law from prosecution of a Trademark to obtain one through litigation when a Trademark is infringed. The presentation is broken down into three sections. First, the results of an interview with a Trademark Examiner from the United States Patent and Trademark Office about her prosecution pet peeves is addressed. Second, the basics of Trademarks is presented. Third, a sample case on Trademark infringement is thoroughly analyzed and discussed.

What Every Attorney Needs to Know About Cybersecurity and Data Privacy

by Michael Riela
On demand
1h 1m 13s
Attorneys in firms of all sizes – from solo practitioners to lawyers are multinational Big Law firms - face a number of ethical issues relating to cybersecurity, and preserving the confidentiality and security of their clients’ data. Contrary to what some lawyers may believe, law firms are often a valuable target for hackers because they can hold vast collections of sensitive and highly valuable client-related data. These cybersecurity threats come from individual hackers, international cybercriminals, and even a firm’s own attorneys and other employees. This program provides a basic primer on attorneys’ ethical obligations to understand and address the cybersecurity risks they face, and provides practical advice for attorneys in addressing issues that arise will undoubtedly arise in their legal practice.